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MUSIC FACTORY MARDI GRAS!

The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s exciting creative camp for kids is back this summer with a spectacular Mardi Gras celebrating 40 years of the University of Limerick, from Monday 29July – Saturday 3 August. If your children are aged between 8-12 years, they can experience a wonderful week of music, drama, dance and art, in a state-of-the-art facility, at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.

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Feet First

Katherine Hunka directs the ICO’s Feet First Summer Tour which offers a kaleidoscopic range of music combining old with new sounds.
A visually stunning dance and performance treat sees dancer Colin Dunne direct the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s latest commission (by Kinsale-born composer, Linda Buckley), from his feet. Dunne is internationally renowned for his performances and choreography in Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground. He was nominated for a UK Critics Circle National Dance Award for performances at The Barbican in Fabulous Beast’s production of The Bull (2007). His first solo show Out of Time premiered in January 2008.

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European Tour

The Irish Chamber Orchestra presents a dazzling programme which features some of Mozart’s most popular works and showcases the multi-talented Jörg Widmann as a soloist and composer.

The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Partner Jörg Widmann highlights his many talents as a clarinettist, composer and conductor. As one of Germany’s best exports, Widmann has performed with such greats as András Schiff, Christoph von Dohnányi, Kent Nagano and many more.

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WEST CORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Irish Chamber Orchestra and Conductor Pekka Kuusisto will feature works from Veress, Pärt, Tüür and Britten in the Main Evening Concert at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry on 30 June 2013. Barnabás Kelemen on violin, Ioonas Ahonan on piano and Claire Booth Vocalist.

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Express Yourself

The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s community initiative Sing Out with Strings celebrates its 5th birthday this year, in true party style at University Concert Hall, Limerick on 21 June @ 1pm.   Over 300 children aged 4 – 14 years take to the stage at University Concert Hall with members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and […]

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STEEPLECHASE TOUR – THU 16 to SAT 18 MAY

The Irish Chamber Orchestra is joined by the National Chamber Choir, conducted by Nicholas Kraemer. Kraemer is Permanent Guest Conductor of the Manchester Camerata, Principal Guest Conductor of Music of the Baroque, Chicago and Principal Guest Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.

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VIRTUOSITY AD ABSURDUM

Jörg Widmann continues his journey through the cosmos of Mendelssohn’s symphonies. The prodigious Mendelssohn wrote his set of twelve lost ‘Sinfonias’, or symphonies over two years – aged fourteen, and was greatly influenced by Bach, Beethoven and Mozart.

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VIEW FROM THE VIOLA

A violinist and violist of the highest calibre, Isabelle van Keulen is one of the most sought after and charismatic musicians of her generation.

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WELCOME GÁBOR!

Gábor Takács Nagy has worked with the ICO over many years but this concert marks his first collaborative performance as newly appointed Principal Artistic Partner.

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Celebration / EU Presidency (Berlin)

The Irish Chamber Orchestra celebrates Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Presidency coincides with the 40th anniversary of Ireland’s accession to the EU and 2013 has been designated as the European Year of Citizens.

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